Arts Fell on Alabama

Snapshots of Alabama’s creative life that inspire thought and connection.

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If it looks like a duck and floats like a might be a decoy! Traditional artist Jason Russell shares how carving duck decoys has deepened his connection to nature and his commitment to wildlife conservation. 

Monday Apr 15, 2024

We're waxing poetic about one writer's place in Alabama's literary landscape. Jeanie Thompson is a poet and the founding director of the Alabama Writers Forum. Jeanie is the recipient of the 2024 Albert B. Head Legacy Award. 

Monday Apr 08, 2024

Creativity is one of the great mysteries of human existence. Discover artist and Auburn University professor Lauren Woods's creative process and learn why it's important to spend time with your inspiration when it strikes. Lauren Woods is a 2024 recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Artist and cultural organizer Kevin King describes how he uses art to impact his Montgomery neighborhood, Washington Park. Kevin is the Executive Director of The Kings Canvas and a recipient of the 2024 Alabama Arts Impact Award. 

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Al Elliott introduces us to Birmingham Public Library's monthly poetry event, Bards and Brews. Featuring an original poem and performance by Jahman Hill.

Monday Mar 18, 2024

The artists at Mobile-based glass studio Muffinjaw Designs (Freddie Blache, Tres Johns, Gage Nobles) let us in on the secrets behind making gorgeous, blown glass ornaments.

Monday Mar 11, 2024

UAB's Professor Valerie Accetta shares how science + art = musical theatre magic. Professor Accetta received an Arts in Education Fellowship for her work towards becoming an Estill Mentor and Course Instructor.

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Visual artist Michelle Jones shares what she has in common with big cats, and how she finds artistic inspiration in the Southern environment. Michelle is a 2024 recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship. 

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Catherine Caldwell and Kesha McKey of KM Dance Project discuss their multidisciplinary work, Raw Fruit. What started as a reflection on Kesha's relationship with her mother and grandmother became a dance and story that anyone can relate to. New Orleans' based KM Dance Project was the guest company at the 2024 Alabama Dance Festival.

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Cinderella's fairy godmother made her a gown fit for a princess. The late Karen Thornton created magical dresses for Mardi Gras queens. In this episode, rediscover Mardi Gras through Thornton's eyes in a 1995 archival interview between Thornton and folklorist Aimee Schmidt.


Arts Fell on Alabama is a production of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

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